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Code of practice on assessment

This code of practice on assessment 2022/23 describes the procedures for assessment and other related matters in Leeds University Business School. The aim is to explain the principles and processes governing assessment.


This is an introduction to the Code of Practice on Assessment. It explains who the audience is, the approval process, University policy on assessment and where to go if you have any questions.

Module Assessment

In this section, you will find information on: how modules are assessed; the forms of assessment used by the University; and assessment registration and timetables.


In this section, you will find information on: submission and preparation of coursework; penalties that may be applied to coursework that is submitted late or incorrectly; and academic integrity and academic misconduct.

Module Marking

In this section, you will find information on: marking policy and practices; marking scales; and consideration, approval and publication of module marks.

Feedback to Students

In this section, you will find information about the sort of feedback you can expect, how it is provided and how you are expected to engage with it.

Programme Progression and Award

The process of determining awards is the responsibility of the parent school and is separate from the process of agreeing module marks (although in some cases, the two processes take place consecutively).

Mitigating Circumstances

It is important that you let the School know about illness or personal circumstances that are affecting your attendance or assessed work.


If you do not pass a module at the first attempt, it is normally possible to resit. However, you cannot resit a module that you have already passed in order to improve your grade.

Appeals and Complaints

You have the right to appeal against a decision of the Assessment Board or Progression and Awards Board. This sections explains the correct procedure and where to seek guidance.


This section includes assessment criteria as well as roles and responsibilities of internal and external service areas, staff and committees.